Well tonight I finally had "the talk" with management regarding my probation at work, and I basically passed with flying colors. All that remains is to complete about a week's more worth of work to complete the "hours" requirement.
My evaluation was very good, better than I'd expected it to be, but there are things that I can still work on. Two major things are confidence and I guess respect. The confidence is obvious, as I have been quite hesitant at times because I was unsure of certain procedures. The respect is more being able to critique other people, even if they are good friends that I have known for a while. And yes, that includes Anna.
So now I'm "in", now I can set other goals (new car, new glasses, perhaps some new threads?).